Journey

Journey

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by Angela Elwell Hunt
     
 

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On his deathbed, Jacob, the patriarch, bestows the blessing of the firstborn on the sons of Joseph, igniting a bitter conflict between the two brothers. Manasseh, the elder son, is surprised and disturbed when Jacob deliberately crosses his hands, giving the more favorable blessing to the younger Ephraim—the blessing that rightfully belongs to him.

Ephraim

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On his deathbed, Jacob, the patriarch, bestows the blessing of the firstborn on the sons of Joseph, igniting a bitter conflict between the two brothers. Manasseh, the elder son, is surprised and disturbed when Jacob deliberately crosses his hands, giving the more favorable blessing to the younger Ephraim—the blessing that rightfully belongs to him.

Ephraim glories in the unexpected promise of power and feels that he is the one to continue his father's work and keep the Hebrews in Egypt. He is convinced that greatness for the nation of Israel will only be achieved through the mighty kingdom of Egypt.

But Manasseh, visiting Hebron for the first time at Jacob's death, feels a warm stirring in his heart for Canaan. He believes that the Hebrews should leave Egypt immediately and return to the land that God had promised to Abraham, Isaac, and his grandfather Jacob. There is no reason to stay in Egypt any longer. The famine has been over for twelve years and Jacob is dead.

Two brothers in conflict—not only over Israel's future, but also over love. One brother loves the beautiful harpist of Pharaoh's court, but the other already possesses her heart. One brother hopes to win a lovely slave; the other pursues an Egyptian princess.

Life, love, and the future of the nation are at stake!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781556616099
Publisher:
Bethany House Publishers
Publication date:
09/01/1997
Series:
Legacies of the Ancient River Series, #3
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
5.55(w) x 8.34(h) x 1.01(d)

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Journey 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
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Smilingsally More than 1 year ago
Ancient Egypt comes alive. Using the Bible as her foundation, Angela Hunt takes a few verses from Genesis, Joshua, and Nahum and fills in gaps with a believable work of fiction. Her ability to weave a mountain of research into an enjoyable story never ceases to amaze me. This is the third in Legends of the Ancient River trilogy. It can be read and enjoyed without first reading the other two (Dreamers and Brothers). This narrative description of a love triangle between Menashe and Efrayim, sons of Joseph, grandsons of Israel--and Jendayi, a musician slave to Pharaoh contains many twists and turns along with a heap of palace politics. All ends are neatly tied up at the end, including the solution for Joseph and Tuya. I learned about Ancient Egypt's embalming process and the funeral trip to bury Israel that took place from Egypt to the land of Goshen. It was enlightening to compare the refined culture of the Egyptians with less sophisticated, sheep and goat herding Hebrews. Equally fascinating is the comparison of the many Egyptian gods to El Shaddai. I enjoyed the game of Hounds and Jackals. I love this quote from the book: "I do not understand everything God allows....it is enough to know He has a purpose for me" (322). Although anyone can read and enjoy this historical romance novel, I think that those interested in the Bible will enjoy it the most. Discussion questions in the back of the book would make for an interesting group analysis.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great book for lovers of the Old Testament. It tells of love, war, and struggle. Walk back through time and learn the story of Ephraim and Manesseh, Joseph's two sons.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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